Being Unvaccinated is the Main Reason Patients Who Have the Flu Become Hospitalized

Of those who have the flu and become hospitalized, only 23.6% of them have been vaccinated according to a research letter published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Hospital records from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, … Continue reading

Car Seat Safety: A Guide to Safe Road Travel

One of the most important investments you can make in your young child’s future is a car seat. Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1-12 years old in the United States.  The best way to protect them … Continue reading

Tips For How To Prevent Seasonal Allergies For Your Child…

Seasonal Allergies Sometimes called “hay fever” or seasonal allergic rhinitis, are allergy symptoms that occur during certain times of the year, usually when outdoor molds release their spores or trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air … Continue reading

Why Well-Child Visits Are So Important…

Depending on the illness, you are most likely to take your child to the doctor when they are sick. Recognize that the exam at that appointment focuses on your child’s’ specific illness or problem. As such your doctor doesn’t have … Continue reading

Obesity in Adolescence Can Be Influenced By Watching Too Much TV Or Having An Obese Parent

Overweight 5th graders who watched 30 hours of TV and had an obese parent had a 21% chance of becoming obese in 10th grade. Overweight children and adolescents can get fit but they must overcome some lifestyle challenges. A new … Continue reading

FDA Advises That Cold Medications for Infants and Toddlers Can Carry a Serious Risk. Rest and Extra Care Are Key!

The FDA warns that Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 because they could cause serious and potentially deadly side effects. Antibiotics aren’t a cure either because they treat bacterial infections, while colds … Continue reading

Frequent Communication With Parents and Family Dinners Help Protect Kids From the Harmful Consequences of Bullying

Internet bullying, also known a cyberbullying, can cause kids to have substance use and mental health problems. In a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association it is found that frequent communication with parents and family dinners can help to … Continue reading

Did You Know That 1 Out of 5 High School Seniors in the U.S. Have Smoked a Hookah?

According to a new study published in Pediatrics, one in five high school seniors in the United States has smoked hookah.  A Hookah is a water pipe that has been used for centuries in the Middle East. Hookahs have recently … Continue reading

ADA Changes Their Brushing With Fluoride Toothpaste Stance For Children Under 2 Years Old

The American Dental Association (ADA) now says that parents no longer need to wait until a child turns two to start brushing their teeth with fluoride toothpaste. 25% of U.S. children develop cavities before kindergarten and this statistic prompted the study and … Continue reading

Tips to Prevent Children’s Summer Sports Injuries

It’s summer and that means organized sports for a lot of kids. Below are some tips on how to stay happy and healthy in a child’s sport of choice so they can stay in the game for a lifetime!  Also, … Continue reading